Different Type of Box - Almost Done
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  1. #1
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    Default Different Type of Box - Almost Done

    If been working on a different sort of box. Almost finished.


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    Now my shop is free for bee boxes again.

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    Default Re: Different Type of Box - Almost Done

    Compliments, No-sage. That is a fine looking guitar. I doubt this is your first?

    Would be most interested to hear how she sings!

    John

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    Default Re: Different Type of Box - Almost Done

    Very Nice work. Enjoy. G
    The Bees are the Beekeepers

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    Default Re: Different Type of Box - Almost Done

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnBruceLeonard View Post
    Compliments, No-sage. That is a fine looking guitar. I doubt this is your first?

    John
    John,

    It is my first actually. I made quite a few mistakes and compromises. Now I understand why they say, make the first for an enemy, second for a friend, third for yourself.

    It does play, I tested before I spent time on the finish. Sings...... Maybe in someone's else's hands. Beauty is in the ear of the beholder.

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    Default Re: Different Type of Box - Almost Done

    Is it a kit? My brother built one of these.
    Regards, Barry

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    Default Re: Different Type of Box - Almost Done

    I hope you used real propolis to improve the sound characteristics of that instrument.

    Beautiful work!
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    Default Re: Different Type of Box - Almost Done

    I've heard good things about those kits Barry. This one is made from scratch. The only thing I didn't do was resaw the thin pieces for the sides, back, and soundboard.

    AstroBee,

    No propolis, but I am using lac beetle secretions for the finish.

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    Default Re: Different Type of Box - Almost Done

    Your first, then! Once more, compliments, No-sage. I have always wanted to try my hand at luthiery, but so far have not been able to artifice an opportunity for myself. I must imagine that building even an imperfect instrument with one's own hand carries an enormous satisfaction. I myself would have a hard time even selling such an instrument as you have built, to say nothing of giving it to an enemy.

    John

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    Default Re: Different Type of Box - Almost Done

    Very Nice!!!! I hope that you will play a song on it for us so we can hear how it sounds when you are done.
    What type of wood do you have planned for the bridge?

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    Default Re: Different Type of Box - Almost Done

    Quote Originally Posted by virginiawolf View Post
    Very Nice!!!! I hope that you will play a song on it for us so we can hear how it sounds when you are done.
    What type of wood do you have planned for the bridge?
    Thank You. I'm very much looking forward to hearing what it sounds like once the finish is complete.

    The bridge is ebony. It's already made and drilled, as is the soundboard. I temporarily fastened it so I could hear it before I spent the effort in completing the finish. Still a few more French polish sessions before I can make final attachment.

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